Studio Staff

James Spelman, C.E.O. and President of Spelman Photo Group

James Spelman (Jim)is a renown school and event photographer with over 15 years of experience.  In 2014 he advanced to the new owner of Spelman PhotoJames (Jim) still believes in personal service and remains the principal photographer and the face of Spelman Photo. His daily activities include, event consultations, photographer logistics and lab operations. He has formed many school to studio relationships and is involved on a daily basis with business operations and photographing events personally. In fact, Jim grew up in the school photo business and helped Spelman Photo make the transition into digital imaging in 1999!


Feel free to contact Jim anytime:

(630) 742-9920 Cell

William Spelman (Retired)

William (Bill) Spelman founded Spelman Photo over 35 years ago. In 2014 Bill confidently turned over the C.E.O.position to his son, Jim. During his tenure at Spelman Photo he had advanced his company to one of the largest school and event photography studios in Northern Illinois. With Bill comes an impressive client list including, NFL, NBA, WGN, Chicago Tribune, Barbara Bush and many other heads of state and public personalities. 

Bill strived to provide a personal relationship with all of his clients and makes certain each of his clients feel appreciated. He is still active in providing software innovations for the studio, as well as being involved with imaging workflow and ensuring quality business practices. He also maintains contact with our clients and services many schools personally, shooting events and underclass days. He is also very involved in I.D. software distribution and setup.


Feel free to contact Bill anytime:

(630) 333-3587 Cell

Barb Stewart, Operations Manager

Barb came to Spelman Photo with a strong background in personnel management,  client relations, image editing, yearbook and pannel page design, and digital production. She also has extensive knowledge of many office and production programs including, Photoshop, Indesign, and our proprietary yearbook layout software. Her daily activites include office personnel management, package assembly, and logistics. In fact, Barb is a direct contact for many of our clients.


Feel free to contact Barb anytime:

(630) 208-0099 Office



P.O.BOX 1174


Phone 630-208-0099

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